(Oil on Boxed Canvas)51cm X 76cm X 3.5cm
It took me quite a while to complete this oil painting full of colour and shades. Even the deep sides of the canvas are incorporated in the painting, as the leaves and such are continued right up to the end, extending the image right up to the wall’s edge.
Displayed are two more characters from my bird series showing quite a bit of makeup and one which is miffed or puerile. Yes, they are very much preened and naturally made up at first glance, but it is not the total picture. You’ll be able to detect a bit of tongue in cheek looking at it carefully.
The one which is looking away, doesn’t really want to know about the other and certainly looks upset, probably even moving away. Or is it moving up, making some room, I wonder? Well, who knows what it is about, this behaviour happens many times amongst best of friends and family. The one which at least seems a bit diplomatic looks like making a softly, softly approach. Laden with guilt possibly? Maybe, but you don’t know whether that is the one in the wrong or in the right, do you? It might be on somebody else’s behalf. Whatever the case, pride is being put aside and courage plucked up. At least someone is decent enough to apologise, which is not that very often.
Then again, they both could be conspicuously made up and one is playing hard to get. You are quite welcome to make up your own mind...
Artist Jason Zara